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Value Type

A value type is a data type without identity that is defined for a dimension (QuantityKind) and a unit.

Create value type

You can create value types manually through a dialog. You can recognize a value type in the system by this icon:


The stereotype of value type is <<BlockValueType>>. You need the stereotype when you create document templates, queries, forms, or search for a value type in the application. In the Stereotypes window, you can find the BlockValueType stereotype under DomainElement. Here you can create additional sub stereotypes or user-defined properties. Properties do not have to be created separately for each sub stereotype, since the properties are inherited from the main stereotype.

Context menu commands

With the context menu commands, you can edit value types, share them, create revisions, and much more. The following shortcut menu commands are available for value types:


Opens the editing dialog in write mode.

Change State

Change the state of a value type without opening the editing dialog.


Creates a value for the value type.

Show Diagrams

Opens a selection dialog where all diagrams containing the value type are displayed. If you select a diagram and click OK, the diagram opens.


Deletes the value type from the project. The action cannot be undone.